Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shakes hands with FARC commander Timochenko after their announcement Wednesday of an imminent peace deal. (Image: César Carrión, public domain)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — September 23 marked a historical day for the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. After an hour-long private meeting in Havana, Cuba, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Timoleón Jiménez, alias Timochenko, publicly announced that a peace treaty between the two…

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (Image: Center for American Progress, CC BY-ND 2.0)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced on Wednesday that it will institute a month-long unilateral ceasefire, beginning on July 20. The truce called by the FARC is the second unilateral ceasefire that the South American country’s largest leftist guerrilla group has implemented since peace talks with the government began…

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BOGOTÁ, Colombia — In a fifteen-minute long speech delivered on Tuesday evening, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that the country’s armed forces will stop, for the next month, their bombing operations against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Since August 2012, the central government and FARC rebels have been negotiating a peace agreement in…